So I have just ordered 100 meters of the stuff to fully replace all of my XLRs
Eventually XLRs get broken, stolen or thrown onto the pile to be re-soldered (but who ever gets round to that?!). With a wedding coming up where I needed to run my full QSC k12 PA with monitors, sub, eqs and two speakers I needed all of my cables in order so it was time to take the plunge.
Because this cable is Highflex it feels amazing and folds really nicely. It is very forgiving to those people who have no idea how to coil a cable properly and doesn't kink up forever.
A lot of XLRs get covered in this dry powder stuff and after coiling up a 100 meteres your hands get dried out. This cable seems to be exempt from that and my hands are only moderately grubby after a gig.
Sound wise they sound great. I swear my pa sounded better but its impossible to tell really. The cable is robust and clean sounding and none of the cables failed the first time I used them.
I decided to go all purple this time because it is a dark colour and who else has purple cables?! I will still be putting some bright orange electrical tape on the ends to make sure I know its mine.
I will also be using these cables in the studio with a variety of Dynamic and Condensor microphones and i prefer these over all of my other cables.
Pros: Pretty cheap compared to buying pre-made cables High quality Feels amazing in the hands Coils well Looks cool Good deal when you buy lots Sounds awesome
Cons: Takes a while to solder up
If you want to upgrade your cables or get something that will last a long time then get this stuff. It's half the price of the Van Damme stuff and sounds just as good!
The Sommer Cable SC Stage 22 Highflex VT is a solid but simultaneously very flexible microphone cable. Because of its flexibility (un)wrapping is very comfortable without getting any knots. The cable is available in different colors to mark different lengths or purposes. Soldering works fine. It can be used not only in (home) studio situations, but also on stage (bands on tour etc.). Really my favorite cable!